More than 30 RSE workers sit down to an evening meal in Blenheim on Tuesday.

Growing pains for wine industry

A labour summit is being held to discuss the challenges facing the booming Marlborough wine industry.

Be prepared ... to fundraise

Working on their knots are, from left, Runa Haszard 14, Ethan Gander, 13, and Tana Connor-McClean, 13.

Scouts have a lot of sausages to sizzle if they want to make it to their national jamboree.

Where to when disaster strikes

New tsunami maps show an existing meeting point would be at risk if a large tidal wave hit.

Trap happy 'amateurs' warned

A predator-free group has called for people to follow the rules when laying traps as weka hurt in Picton.

Passenger threw bottles at car

Throwing glass bottles at a car's windscreen is a "foolish" way to react if you think you're being tailgated.

Pedestrians play 'Russian roulette'

Ramped up road safety measures will be looked at around Blenheim's ASB Theatre.

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Health board dodges fluoride debate

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board will not discuss fluoride until legislation is passed to hand the ...

14 min ago  The NMDHB will not discuss water fluoridation despite some members of the public raising concerns.

New $1.25m cath lab for Nelson Hospital

9:35 AM  The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board has approved a $1.25 million cardiology suite for Nelson Hospital.

Navy eyes mock landing sites

'Jobbing writer' talks plays, biographies, novels


Makos score Christchurch club star

University halfback Finlay Christie (L) has won Christchurch's club rugby MVP award and scored a deal with the Tasman Makos.

Christchurch's top club rugby player has scored a role with the Tasman Makos.

Harlequins netballers up, and down

Tokomaru defender Codey-Jay Te Wano-Ripo flies high to block a shot at goal from SMOG Bayleys' goal attack Karli Murphy ...

Marlborough's premier netballers may have had a couple of weeks off, but it seems nothing has changed.

Weekly golf notes

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Weekly golf notes.

Peter takes gun club honours

clay target shooting

Despite unhelpful conditions for accurate marksmanship, some good scores were registered when the Marlborough Gun Club held their monthly shoot on Sunday.

Star prop out as Banks returns


Highlanders' front row find of the year ruled out injured, but playmaker Marty Banks is back for the semis.


Scallop closure essential

A temporary closure of the Southern Scallop Fishery area (SCA7) in the Marlborough Sounds is the best way to ensure the ...

COLUMN: The closure of the Marlborough Sounds scallop fishery is the only option, writes Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith.

Wine awards can be relied on

Wine judge Jim Harre.

The independence of wine show judging processes give a solid indicator of quality to consumers.

SATIRE: Pikachu's diabetes scare

The Beaver.

SATIRE: Pokemon Go characters stuffing their faces with nothing but candy and stardust could bring the health system to its knees.

Have your say

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Local body decisions still have a significant impact on our lives.

Tele-scamming a twilight industry

Dodgy call centres are getting left behind in the con game.

SATIRE: Cold-calling scammers are going out of business as more Kiwis do away with land lines.


Backpacker jobs probe welcomed

MBIE is trying to ensure that backpackers willing to swap their labour for accommodation are not taken advantage of.

Alleged abuse of work exchange schemes is being investigated by the MBIE.

Growing pains for wine industry

More than 30 RSE workers sit down to an evening meal in Blenheim on Tuesday.

A labour summit is being held to discuss the challenges facing the booming Marlborough wine industry.

Keeping it local

Each room in this 1903 villa was given a different personality by using of a different bold colour.

Interior designer and stylist Alex Fulton shares some local jewels popping up on her creative radar.

Biscuits and bow ties

Dogs Archie and Finn inspired Blenheim woman Olivia Burns to create bespoke neck wear and gourmet dog treats.

A doggy duo have become fashion models and official taste testers for their owner's business.

Pregnant ewes despite dry times

Maiden hogget pregnancy rates are up in Marlborough

Drought-hit Marlborough farmers record the best pregnancy rates for their ewe flocks in 20 years.

Your Marlborough

Isle be there

Photographer Jane Ussher and author Bruce Ansley will launch their latest book Islands at the Marlborough Book Festival ...

The author of a new book featuring some of Marlborough's most loved islands will be setting sail for its launch at the Marlborough Book Festival.

Arts diary

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Exhibitions, music, Marlborough Book Festival, movie night, theatre, jazz and more.

Best pork in NZ revealed

Akaroa Butchery and Deli's owner Brendon Foster.

A Canterbury butchery has taken out the title of New Zealand's Ham of the Year.

Charity drop takes centre stage

Lion wine national operations director Geoff Matthews gets the hang of things ahead of the Drop Your Boss abseiling ...

Drop Your Boss event pushes fundraisers to the edge of their comfort zone.

Kiwi DNA in farmer's blood

Wairau Valley farmer Brian Powell used his knowledge to write a history of the area he grew up in.

Marlborough farmer Brian Powell spent a lifetime helping people.

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